Full Frontal 2019 Jingmai Raw Puer

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea Leaves
Flavors
Floral, Jasmine, Olive Oil, Soap, Sweet
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “This is a tea I received a free sample of. At one year of age, it finally felt like a good time to give it a shot. The parameters and brewing times were my standard ones for sheng. I won’t repeat...” Read full tasting note
  • “Gongfu! Apparently this weekend was, unconsciously, Jingmai themed… Yesterday was National Hot Tea Day so I was drinking some sweet & floral 2019 “Full Frontal” raw puer, among other things, to...” Read full tasting note

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What you see is what you get, and what you get with this tea is a highly fragrant experience that lingers in the mouth and throat.

Made from arbor material (aka not old tree, but also not that young), this tea exhibits a nice texture and thickness in the mouth, proving that its beauty is more than skin deep.

This tea comes from an excellent environment, having been tested against the EU MRL standard for 400+ pesticide residues as recent as 2 years ago.

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This is a tea I received a free sample of. At one year of age, it finally felt like a good time to give it a shot. The parameters and brewing times were my standard ones for sheng. I won’t repeat them here, so go look at one of my other reviews for reference if you so wish.

Full Frontal sips very clean, most of the flavor arriving in the aftertaste, immediately after you swallow. This is exactly what I look for in quality pu’er, so high marks here. The tea soup is quite oily; taste floral and dense. Though light in nature, the liquor is very flavorful and the aftertaste long-lasting. In the mid steeps the floral notes are joined by soapiness in the aftertaste. I mean that by no means as a negative. In my experience Jingmai teas tend to express very little bitterness, but in its stead a fair amount of astringency or dryness. That was not the case here, with only a modest amount of astringency at best appearing in the late steeps.

The leaves themselves are very small, presumably at least in part due to many trees in Jingmai being mixed leaf varietal as I understand. This no doubt contributes in part to the strength found in the early brews. Many small-leaf teas tend to brew out quicker than their large-leaf counterparts, but for me Full Frontal continued to deliver perfectly acceptable results till the two-minute infusion which is where I stopped. I wager they had at least one more good brew in them, so longevity is good.

Personally I’ve never been a fan of Jingmai. I’ve had one sheng that I liked from there in the past — one also of the floral kind — but the teas veering more towards honied, greener notes I’ve always hated. This tea on the other hand I can wholeheartedly recommend. I might even pick up a cake myself as the price is more than reasonable relative to the quality.

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Olive Oil, Soap, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Gongfu!

Apparently this weekend was, unconsciously, Jingmai themed…

Yesterday was National Hot Tea Day so I was drinking some sweet & floral 2019 “Full Frontal” raw puer, among other things, to celebrate. This is great though; very typical in its sweet and floral profile – exquisite notes of lilac, agave nectar, honeysuckle, and jasmine with a bit of greener undertone and tease of fruit!! Managed to capture some sunlight too; I can’t wait for summer to bring more natural lighting to my apartment…

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7O1ytnAOPP/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwOQ_WNrf_8

Shanie O Maniac

Wow, that is an… interesting song! jams anyway

Roswell Strange

It’s definitely the type of song you dismiss the first time you hear it but then, hours later, when you find yourself humming “Big Wow” under your breath you have to go back and revisit… Multiple times…

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